New Faces at NHLBI
Team SeKON at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is always adaptive to change. Managing changes and updates for the Intranet and some public site sections is what we do on a daily basis. However, we recently dealt with some internal changes as well. Longtime SharePoint Lead Mark Fiery left us in February, accepting an offer to return to work with former colleagues. This gave us an opportunity to say good-bye at a special post-pandemic lunch at SeKON Headquarters. Subsequently, to fill Mark’s position, we welcomed back Sherry Jones, one of our former Leidos teammates. We also welcomed two of SeKON’s new HBCU student interns, Eric Sledge and Nyah Wright to our team. They are currently getting acclimated to the NHLBI project and will be working on tasks as assigned.
Meanwhile, Mel Wingate-Bey and Charles Piercey have been helping to migrate Health Topics web pages, a big undertaking for the NHLBI public site. We have also been keeping busy with security issues, working with EOPS on remediation for microsites, posting a new required link for vulnerability reporting, and implementing remediations after recent security scans. Our team continues to find new ways to keep up with Section 508 compliance, mainly by working with our team’s 508 SME Nathalie Fike, and our 508 coordinator, Carmen Davis, to learn more about a new HHS 508 tool that will help us run scans on the microsites for accessibility issues.